About Christopher Baudino

As a Walnut Creek employment and labor law attorney, Chris Baudino works to protect the rights of workers across the state of California.

What Do Employees Need to Know About Coronavirus?

The Coronavirus outbreak has everyone in the country scrambling to figure out what to do. Employers are trying to decide how they can continue business operations. Employees are trying to figure out what they can do if they find themselves quarantined. What are your employee rights during this Coronavirus outbreak? Can you lose your job? [...]

Has California AB5 Changed the Gig Economy Already?

In January 2020, California AB5 took effect. Legislators designed this new labor law to protect independent contractors in the state. It set a standard for hiring independent contractors. It also required businesses to reclassify many of their workers as employees. As a result, businesses must now offer these employees numerous benefits. These benefits included minimum [...]

It’s “on” – The Oakland Teacher’s Strike

The dispute that has been brewing for months has come to this. Today, Oakland public school teachers went on strike. The Oakland Education Association (the teachers’ union) are demanding smaller class sizes, more nurses, counselors, and school psychologists for students, a living wage, and to scrip Oakland Unified School District’s planned closure of up to [...]

Won’t be silenced – New California laws prevent silencing of sexual harassment victims

A new California law, effective January 1, 2019 strongly limits a company’s power to enforce a settlement agreement “vow of silence” for employees who have been sexually harassed in the workplace. Most cases settle, including sexual harassment cases. It could be after months or years of litigation, or before you’ve even filed a complaint, but [...]